Ernest and Clarence Iverson
Recordings from the repertoire of Ernest and Clarence Iverson, who were better known under their stage names of Slim Jim and the Vagabond Kid.
Tracks 01-12: Ernest and Clarence Iverson
Tracks 13-21: Ernest Iverson
Tracks 22-26: Clarence Iverson
Tracks 27-42: various artists
"Jeg Er En Fattig Liten Dreng" is set to the melody of "To Drosler Sad På Bøgekvist", a Danish song with lyrics by Christian Winther and music by Sophie Dedekam. "Silver Threads Among The Gold" was translated into Norwegian as "Sommersol Til Siste Stund". "Ungdoms Mynder" or "Ungdomsminner" (Memories Of Youth) is set to the melody of "Silver Threads Among The Gold" but has lyrics unrelated to the original song. The gospel hymn "A Beautiful Life" was recorded by Slim Jim and the Vagabond Kid as "A Helping Hand". "The Drifting, Whistling Snow" is a parody of "The Shifting, Whispering Sands".
HARRY STEWART INTERVIEW
"By the way, there's a guy up in your neck of the woods who's been using my stuff," said Stewart. "His name's Slim Jim." Stewart said Slim Jim had recorded some of his songs. He said he hadn't given Minneapolis' Scandinavian cowboy permission to use the songs or collect any royalties. "Sue? I don't think so. I'm not worried. I heard some of the recordings. His accent is real — better than mine. But he murders the songs!" The Minneapolis Tribune 4-18-50.
HARRY STEWART SONGS RECORDED BY SLIM JIM
All Pooped Out
Clam Digger's Sweetheart
I'm A Specialist
I Don't Give A Hoot
RECORDED BY SLIM JIM IN ENGLISH
Adress Rosenhill (Mocking Bird Hill)
En Liten Gylden Ring (Ring Of Gold)
Gökvalsen (The Cuckoo Waltz)
Når Lysene Tennes Der Hjemme (When It's Lamplighting Time In The Valley)
PUBLISHED BY SLIM JIM AND THE VAGABOND KID IN ENGLISH
Var Är Min Son I Kväll (Where Is My Wandering Boy Tonight)